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Delaware: Cannabis activists take on corporate marijuana, patients stage boycott

4/8/21--Locals in Delaware are tangling with corporate, multi-state medical marijuana permit holders to pass a bill for full legalization. Adult-use activists and registered medical patients were stunned to hear opposing testimony from Delaware’s medical marijuana operators. Now, many see the established industry voicing opposition as simply obstructing the progress of adult-use legislation. In response, some patients are now staging a boycott of the regulated dispensaries. Read

Florida guest post: They’re politicians, not physicians

3/3/21--Legislation has been filed to place a cap on THC, limiting the medicine’s impact — the bill will also reduce the quantity of medical cannabis that a patient may legally possess, and ultimately force sick patients to the illegal market. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging Florida voters to join her in telling elected officials to oppose these changes. Read

5 steps to becoming a conscious cannabis advocate

11/1/20--In a Healthline article, professional medical copyrighter Kelli Lynn Grey outlines 5 steps to becoming a more conscious cannabis advocate. Grey indicates that it requires a little work and a wide perspective, and she also states that it's an enriching and engaging process that offers multiple ways to get involved. Read

Two congressional hearings next week on marijuana

6/14/19--Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. The first will be held on Wednesday, June 19th, in the Small Business Committee, entitled Unlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry. The second hearing is to be held on Thursday, June 20th, in the Veterans Affairs Committee to discuss various bills that are pending regarding medical cannabis programs and veterans access. Read

Amendment to cut funding of DEA’s cannabis eradication program

9/3/17--Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) has reintroduced an amendment to cut funds from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) cannabis eradication program through their Salaries and Expenses Account. In a 2015 statement, Rep. Lieu explained that this cannabis eradication program “is a ridiculous waste of precious federal resources, especially when multiple states and jurisdictions have already legalized marijuana…it is time for the federal government to stop making marijuana use or possession a federal crime.” Read

West Virginia NORML makes final push for medical marijuana legislation

4/3/17--Although Senate Bill 386 passed out of the full Senate by a considerable margin of 28-6, it still faces an uncertain future. With an uphill battle expected in the House of Delegates, members of West Virginia NORML are calling for supporters of SB 386 to join them in a final push to encourage a yes vote from members of the House. Read